Tune In Philadelphia: A collection of 75 rooftop antenna images.


Product details

  • Paperback: 168 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; First edition (July 10, 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1548797472
  • ISBN-13: 978-1548797478
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.4 x 8.5 inches

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75 rooftop antenna images arranged into a series of three typologies, “Tune In Philadelphia” is a collection of photographs taken by Michael Penn in 2008. Recognizing the obsoletion of analog signal receivers, Penn became fascinated by the thought that these twisted metal sculptures will eventually serve no purpose but will remain in place, simply because of laziness. Future generations will never experience static, interference, or “snow”, for when the signal is lost in the new digital age- it just goes off. At most, a pixeled glitch of residual imagery is left smeared on the screen until the signal returns. Gone are the days of VHF, UHF, and watching reruns through what looks like a dust storm.